InfoAg 2021 Presentation
Precision Ag Business

Grand ABC
Wed, Aug 4, 2021
8:40am to 8:50am

Elevating Precision Ag: Drones for In-Field Applications

In this session, Rantizo Director of Strategy, Dudley Stephens, will share how Rantizo is bringing drones to in-field applications across the U.S. But more importantly, how taking an integrated systems approach with existing technologies can mean cost-effective results for growers and new business opportunities for ag retailers.

Dudley will share real-world examples of just how diverse the possibilities can be when using drones for precision application needs. The sky's the limit!

Talking points:

  • Rantizo overview
  • Systems approach to precision agriculture

Examples of uses in the field:

  • Rice levee spraying
  • Pastureland improvements


Dudley Stephens

Director of Strategy
Rantizo, Inc.

Dudley grew up on a family farm in the Mississippi Delta and has over two decades of consulting experience in the food and agribusiness industries.  He holds a BBA from Mississippi State University and an MBA from the University of Illinois. Throughout his career, he has led several grain trading desks for multinational firms, managed multiple corn and soybean breeding programs, and developed and implemented Identity Preserved origination programs.  His expertise focuses on producer group development, implementing process improvements, delivering AgTech investment guidance, and creating new marketing strategies, specifically in specialty crop and technology markets.  Prior to joining Rantizo in the spring of 2021, Dudley held leadership roles with startups in Chicago, Silicon Valley, and Denmark.